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£27.5m University of Huddersfield Building Begins Construction

The University of Huddersfield’s newest building is now under construction on the university’s Queensgate campus.

Oastler Building University of Huddersfield Construction

The University of Huddersfield’s newest building is now under construction on the university’s Queensgate campus.

The steel framework for the Oastler Building, named after Richard Oastler, the prominent 19th century reformer and an influential figure in the history of Huddersfield, is now under way on site.


Scheduled for completion in 2017, the building is situated on the corner of the campus, opposite the Kingsgate shopping centre and overlooking the town’s Shorehead Roundabout.


The new addition to the University of Huddersfield campus, the £27.5 million building will comprise of six storeys, providing 7,500 square metres of extra space housing the schools of law, music, humanities and media.


The construction of the Oastler Building is the latest development project in the ongoing regeneration of the University of Huddersfield and comes as part of a wider £150 million scheme being managed by the university.


In recent years, the university has focused on the provision of new facilities and the updating of current equipment and infrastructure, as opposed to channelling funds into new student accommodation developments for the university’s expanding population.


Private student accommodation providers are the predominant source of student property in Huddersfield at present and with the addition of these new facilities, they are expected to provide the rooms needed to accommodate new students in the town.


Image: © AHR Architects

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